Monday, December 4, 2023


For dog owners: Would you pay 20% more for a fenced campsite where your dog could run free?

Sit! Stay! Shaaaaake…. OK, now down! Good boy!

If you’re a dog owner, would you pay up to 20% more for a fenced campsite where your dog could run free? No leashes allowed – just pure sniffing, peeing-on-everything bliss. What do you think?

You know who would pay 20% more for a fenced campsite if they could? Your dog. That’s who.

After voting in the poll below, leave a comment and tell us if you’ve ever come across a fenced campsite (or private area, not a dog park) for Fido or Fifi. We’d like to know. Thanks!

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jillie (@guest_134909)
2 years ago

Most KOA we have been to have fenced in dog runs. Never had to pay more or extra for it. My dogs love it. We found a great dog park in Charlotte NC and it is free. Sign says everyone invited. But we are not camping here but if anyone in the area needs one its here.

Skip (@guest_134845)
2 years ago

Dogs should have the run of a campsite. I own dogs and would never let them out of my control and if you truly love your dogs and keep saying they are your babies/kids then your be in control. It to me are the younger group that would let them run only because they had no one to watch them at home. And who is picking up yhe crap.

Jeff Clark (@guest_134676)
2 years ago

20% is pretty steep…. but, 10%, yes

Rick (@guest_134601)
2 years ago

Keeps the dogs in and the rude kids out.

David Nelson (@guest_134596)
2 years ago

Would depend on the size of the space and the fence.

Jeff Craig (@guest_134595)
2 years ago

No, but a dog run area at RV parks would be worth an extra buck a night IMHO. We take our dogs to nearby dog parks when we are camping, as long as it is not a travel day.

Richard Hughes (@guest_134588)
2 years ago

Our dogs are Off Leash Service dogs. We had to train them to be leashed. If they are outside, without a leash, they will not leave the site without their human. They are trained to brace, if my wife falls or needs help getting up, or go for help if she can’t rise.

David (@guest_134585)
2 years ago

Should your question have been worded to only be answered by people that have a dog. I can see where those without dogs would not pay anything extra for that convenience.

Beverly P Stokley (@guest_134577)
2 years ago

The best rv park for dogs we’ve ever stayed in was Four Paws RV Park and Campground in Rutherfordton, NC. Most of the sites have a fenced in area for your pup or pups. Ours even included a fenced patio that connected to the additional fenced in area. Plus, they have 6 fenced dog parks, one with a pond. It was also the only RV park we’ve ever stayed in that there were NO random poo piles to dodge. Anywhere. For two weeks.

Joe (@guest_134575)
2 years ago

I said yes but it would depend on the size of the area. We have a lab that is able to jump 4 foot fences, and loves to run. So need to be able toss a ball for her to run after.
If it is just a place with small areas so people can leave their dogs outside unsupervised barking at all those that walk by than I would not only not pay extra I would not stay there.

Cheryl (@guest_134573)
2 years ago

I said no only because we are in the process of adopting a Cavalier St Charles and would not need a fenced yard. BUT if I had 2 dogs or medium to large dog fo sure I pay the extra. That would be a joy to watch in their yard unrestrained.

Vanessa (@guest_134562)
2 years ago

Answered Yes but depends…20% more of what? $40 yes. $100 no.

Roy Davis (@guest_134558)
2 years ago

I’d pay more for a fenced site even if we didn’t have our dogs, just to stop all the idiots from cutting through it. The problem I see might be people just leaving their dogs out all the time.

Bob Palin (@guest_134548)
2 years ago

I would pay it for a clean area, I’ll clean up after my dog but I’m not going to pay extra to pick up the last pooch’s poop.

Bugsy (@guest_134547)
2 years ago

I would like it because our little stinker constantly dashes out when we are simply going in and out. Then we have to catch him.

Nancy Lamoreaux (@guest_134546)
2 years ago

That would be great for both the dog and owner. For instance, if the dog gets out accidentally they are safe. If a middle of the night nature call for the dog then you let them out while staying in RV and let dog back in and get it when your up and ready to collect deposit. But some owners have to be aware that constant barking is addressed. Animal not left alone if no one is there to down. Or if in area where bears are not real far off that the food is left out and bear comes to investigate. Anyhow pris and cons.

Teton789 (@guest_134545)
2 years ago

Great idea but price way out of range.
I have a problem paying $5/day/dog at some places. I asked one campground what my dogs get for the extra charge and the woman told me “They get to stay here.” How’s that for justifying a gouge? We pick up everything our dogs leave behind using our own Mutt-Mitts. We feed them and water them. So what does the campgrounds provide us – NOTHING. A fenced area would be nice, sure. The dogs like to be out, but get real on the price. Make it an amenity that people would come to your park for, not another money grab.

Neal Davis (@guest_134541)
2 years ago

At age 13 going on 14 our aussie/hound mix doesn’t car to run or romp often. When he does while we are walking him, then he and my wife play with his leash. I doubt that we will ever have a dog that makes us want a fenced campsite, or willing to pay extra to get one. We are often willing to pay extra for a sewer connection, but that’s all.

Ronald L. (@guest_134537)
2 years ago

I would pay 20% more to not even be near any dogs!! It’s getting ridiculous with all the barking, growling, snarling and inconsiderate dog owners that don’t police or pick up after their animals. And some folks put up their own pens and leave the dog(s) outside to bark incessantly! No thank you. We RV for peace and quiet, not to have to listen to someone else’s critters!!

Scooter (@guest_134535)
2 years ago

It would have to be a 6’ fence to do any good and that would be ugly as sin. My dogs would sail right over any small fences.

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